• Summer Shows 2009: Blue Öyster Cult - 14 Aug 2009

    9. Sep. 2009, 7:38 von sablespecter

    Fri 14 Aug – Blue Öyster Cult

    Third of four 2009 summer show reviews: Blue Öyster Cult Set Cleveland on Flame!

    This was the longest I have ever waited between purchasing tickets and actually seeing the show: over *eight* months. This show was originally scheduled for December 18th of last year, and when it was canceled, it nearly scuttled the monthly live show streak that I had going from May 2008 to this past February. The reason for the reschedule? Buck Dharma fell down the stairs of his house carrying packages. Merry Christmas! (Especially bad because December 18th is D's birthday and the show was our plan to celebrate, so I had to hustle for last-minute replacement plans!) They ended up first canceling the handful of remaining shows for 2008, and then had to cancel some more based on Buck's recovery. By the time he was well enough to play and tour, they were going to be up against their trip to Europe and early summer bookings…
  • BOC @ The College of Staten Island

    9. Aug. 2007, 16:07 von JungleSlug

    Sat 18 Nov – Blue Öyster Cult
    Only four actual members of the band were on stage but that didn't stop them making a lot of noise or having a good time. After the first song Eric announced that Allen Lanier was ill, but that was no impediment to new members Jules Radino on drums and local boy Richie Castellano on bass really showing themselves as perfect fits with Eric and Buck and the band's music. Castellano in particular was astounding; playing a 5-string bass he's equally impressive with a pick or fingers. He plays chords, he plays funky pops and slaps, he beats on the body of the guitar, he fingertaps, he plays harmonics (!) and he also sings. Radino drives it all along with a kit of sensible size that he makes sound far bigger than it actually is.
    Richie's father opened the proceedings and Eric gave a number of shout-outs for Castellano's House of Music during the show. Part-way through the set Eric introduced a friend of Richie's named Andy Ascolese to do keyboard duties;…
  • Wow, this is one amazing track.

    24. Apr. 2006, 2:17 von ChiefKrazyHorse

    I just can't stop listening to it. GREAT song.